Blended Learning Research Perspectives, Volume 3
Blended Learning: Research Perspectives, Volume 3 offers new insights into the state of blended learning, an instructional modality that combines face-to-face and digitally mediated experiences. Education has recently seen remarkable advances in instructional technologies such as adaptive and personalized instruction, virtual learning environments, gaming, analytics, and big data software. This book examines how these and other evolving tools are fueling advances in our schools, colleges, and universities. Original scholarship from education’s top thinkers will prepare researchers and learning designers to tackle major issues relating to learning effectiveness, diversity, economies of scale, and beyond.
Section I - Introduction and Foundations
Chapter 1: Introduction - Patsy D. Moskal, Anthony G. Picciano
Chapter 2: Exploring Definitions, Models, Frameworks, and Theory for Blended Learning Research – Charles Graham
Section II – Student Outcomes
Chapter 3: Neotraditional Students and Online Discussions: What Do They Really Want? - Jeff Renfrow
Chapter 4: Blended Delivery Modes and Student Success: An In-Depth Exploration of How
Different Levels of Online and Blended Course Taking Relate to Student Retention - Scott James, Karen Swan
Chapter 5: Scaling Course Design as Learning Analytics Variable - John Fritz, Thomas Penniston, Mike Sharkey, John Whitmer
Section III – Faculty Issues
Chapter 6: Highly Effective Blended Teaching Practices - Cub Kahn, Lynne L. Hindman
Chapter 7: Blended Faculty Community of Inquiry Transforms Online Teaching
Perceptions and Practices - Karen Skibba, Maria Widmer
Chapter 8: Impact Analysis of Ten Years of Blended Learning - Concepcion B. Godev,
Section IV – Adaptive Learning Research
Chapter 9: Efficacy of Adaptive Learning in Blended Courses - Jeremy Anderson, Heather Bushey, Maura Devlin, and Amanda Gould
Chapter 10: Adaptive and Active: The Integration of Adaptive Courseware Through the
Lens of Blended Learning - Janelle D. Voegele, Raiza Dottin
Chapter 11: A Blended Learning Case Study: Geo Exploration, Adaptive Learning and
Visual Knowledge Acquisition - Mark Jack Smith
Section V – K-12 Perspectives
Chapter 12: Competencies and Practices for Guiding K-12 Blended Teacher Readiness - Cecil R. Short, Courtney Hanny, Michelle Jensen, Karen Arnesen, Charles R. Graham
Chapter 13: Examining Peer-to-Peer Supports in K-12 Blended Academic Communities of
Engagement - Jered Borup, Shea Walters, Rebecca Stimson
Chapter 14: Intellectual Agency of Linguistically Diverse Students with Disabilities in a Blended Learning Environment - Mary Rice, Mark Stevens
Chapter 15: Multimodal Blended Learning and English Language Learners - Mark Stevens
Section VI – International Perspectives
Chapter 16: Negotiating the Blend - George R Bradford, Anders Norberg,
Chapter 17: Blended Learning and Shared Metacognition: What’s the Connection? - Norm Vaughan
Chapter 18: Evidence-Based Blended Learning Design: A Synthesis of Findings from Four
Studies - Ron Owston, Taru Malhotra, Dennis York, Jirarat Sitthiworachart
Section VI – Science and Health Research
Chapter 19: Blending Geoscience Laboratory Learning and Undergraduate Research with Interactive Open Educational Resources - Juhong Christie Liu, Elizabeth Johnson, Erik Haroldson
Chapter 20: Student Experiences Learning Psychomotor Skills in a Blended Doctor of
Physical Therapy Program - Timothy Miller, Swapna Kumar
Chapter 21: Integrative Blended Learning: Theory, Disciplines, Application, Critical Thinking and Assessment - Paige L. McDonald, Karen S. Schlumpf, Gregory C. Weaver, Mary Corcoran
Chapter 22: Education and Blended Learning: Some Possible Futures - Charles Dziuban, Anthony G. Picciano
"If you missed Volumes 1 and 2, you’re in luck, since Volume 3 has arrived exactly when educators around the world are adopting a cacophony of blended learning approaches, activities, and analyses."
—Curtis J. Bonk, Professor of Instructional Systems Technology in the School of Education at University of Indiana, USA
"Blended Learning: Research Perspectives, Volume 3 promises to set the standard for blended learning research. This is critical reading to advance research and practice of blended learning across educational sectors."
—Peter Shea, Associate Provost for Online Learning and Professor in the School of Education at University at Albany, USA, and Editor of Online Learning Journal
"This volume, like its two predecessors, is a rich buffet of research reports and insights. But the last entrée is a dessert not to be missed, a concluding chapter that ties together many diverse strands as it speculates about the future."
—George L. Mehaffy, Senior Advisor at Sova
"This book is a culmination of decades of hard work to improve student learning through extensive research and practical application. Its authors are the leading researchers in online and blended learning."
—Jeffrey S. Russell, Vice Provost of Lifelong Learning and Dean of Continuing Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
"Whether you are an academic researcher, an instructor, a technology developer, a learning sciences expert, or an administrator, this book is for you. It provides a wide array of broad and deep insights into the complex subject of blended learning."
—Manoj Kulkarni, CEO of Realizeit
"Central to this work is the importance of student outcomes, faculty engagement, and the appropriate use of technology to support student learning by providing relevant and important that can serve as a guide for educators and their students."
—Connie Johnson, Chief Academic Officer/Provost at Colorado Technical University, USA
"This third volume is most welcome and timely. Considering our collective recent experience, blended learning is here to stay, making research into best practices in this area essential to all those involved in post-secondary teaching and learning."
—Malcolm Brown, Consultant for the Horizon Report
"This collection gives details that are most significant and promising, with a conclusion pondering what lies ahead, not just for learning, but all the paths before us, informing our choices and futures. A must-read."
—George Otte, Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the CUNY School of Professional Studies, USA
"The first two volumes of Blended Learning: Research Perspectives were crucial roadmaps to the future of teaching and learning. This third volume is a beacon of light cutting through the COVID-19 clouds to show us the way forward once again."
—Dale P. Johnson, Director of Digital Innovation in the University Design Institute at Arizona State University, USA
"A timely and valuable contribution to an increasingly important area by some of the most thorough academic researchers working on blended learning."
—Glenda Morgan, Research Director in Gartner Research
"This is an important work at a critical time in education, providing research for how to make the most effective use of the digital tools that have suddenly become ubiquitous."
—Thomas Cavanagh, Vice Provost for Digital Learning at University of Central Florida, USA
"This book is a splendid addition to this series. It demonstrates the advancement of the field in the range of methodological approaches to enhance our knowledge of blended learning. "
—Tanya Joosten, Senior Scientist and Director of Digital Learning Research and Development, Academic Affairs, at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
"Comprehensive in its coverage, bracing and eclectic in its approach, the third volume of Blended Learning: Research Perspectives empowers the most important learning outcome of all: wisdom."
—Gardner Campbell, Associate Professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
"Volume 3 in this series on blended learning both complements and extends the previous contributions and is essential reading for educators who teach, design, evaluate, and research in contemporary educational environments".
—Gavin Sanderson, SFHEA, Program Director of the Graduate Diploma in Education Studies (Digital Learning) at University of South Australia, Australia
"The third volume of Blended Learning: Research Perspectives provides a broad depth of knowledge on which to build the core foundation for blended instruction."
—Mary P. Niemiec, Associate Vice President for Digital Education and Director of University of Nebraska Online at University of Nebraska, USA
"The variety of topics covered in this book accurately mirrors the complexity facing education. Highly valuable reading for all involved in education."
—Maria Zajac, Editor-in-Chief of E-Mentor and Certified Instructional Designer at SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Poland
"This excellent book, third in a series, captures leading research and practices in the field today, and features a peek into future scenarios. It is a must-read for those wishing to participate in blended education models that ensure quality education."
—Frank Mayadas, Program Director of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and Founding President of the Online Learning Consortium
"The third volume of this book is another welcome read for researchers and practitioners trying to sort through the complexity of choice for technologies and pedagogies that support digital and blended learning."
—Karen Vignare, Vice President of Digital Transformation for Student Success and Executive Director of the Personalized Learning Consortium for the Association of Public & Land-Grant Universities
"It’s easy to opine about blended learning’s usefulness, but much harder to demonstrate it. The authors have done just that, collecting the evidence and presenting it elegantly. You simply must read this book."
—Susan Grajek, Vice President for Partnerships, Communities, and Research at EDUCAUSE
"The third volume of Blended Learning: Research Perspectives provides a timely resource for both new and experienced blended learning practitioners and continues in the tradition of the first two volumes."
—John Kane, Professor of Economics and Director of Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at State University of New York at Oswego, USA